Christian Stan, at 2 Jul. 17, in City Hotels, Hotels, News, Where to go next

The city is celebrating all things summer with exciting offerings for visitors. Washington, DC will announce total visitation for 2016 later this summer, and with a record 20 million domestic visitors, it is anticipated that the upward trend for the city to continue once again. Here are the news from the hotel industry.


The Line DC

Inspired by The District and housed inside a 110-year old historic church, the LINE DC is the product of a community effort by local chefs, bartenders, artists, and designers. Full Service Radio broadcasts live from the hotel lobby daily while celebrated chefs Spike Gjerde of Baltimore’s Woodberry Kitchen and Erik Bruner-Yang of DC’s Maketto embrace the region’s diversity with American and international culinary experiences. Amplified by Adams Morgan’s eclectic personality, the LINE delivers a richly rounded experience unlike any other in DC.

The hotel will open its dors in August, but you allready can book your room from HERE.


The Darcy Washington, DC, Curio Collection by Hilton: Opened in May, DC’s first Curio boasts 226 contemporary guest rooms, studio suites and one-bedroom suites near Scott Circle, a ten-minute walk to the White House and Dupont Circle.

The art-filled property is two blocks from 14th Street’s restaurant and nightlife but there’s little reason to roam: the hotel is home to a luxurious seafood spot: Siren by Robert Wiedmaier (Marcel’s) and a New Orleans-style coffee shop, Lil’ B by David Guas (Bayou Bakery).

The Pod DC: Emphasizing amenities like free high-speed Wi-Fi over room-size, this chic new 245-room micro-hotel in Chinatown opened in May. The property is home the Southern-inspired Crimson Diner and Crimson Room (opening summer 2017), an expansive subterranean bar from the Hilton brothers (Chez Billy Sud) and a rooftop lounge.

This is the first Pod outside of New York City. Like the new Hotel Hive in Foggy Bottom and forthcoming Moxy in downtown DC, this micro-hotel is primed to attract next-gen travelers.

Residence Inn Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard: Located near Nationals Park, Bluejacket Brewery and many new restaurants and outdoor activity stations along the Capitol Riverfront, this new all-suite hotel brings amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi and hot breakfast daily as well as grocery delivery service, on-site guest laundry and a fitness center.

Each of the 170 suites is furnished with a pull-out sofa bed and separate bathroom.

The Wharf: The $2 billion, almost mile-long waterfront project in Southwest DC includes 3.2 million square feet of residential, hotel, office, restaurant, retail and cultural space. Phase 1 will open Oct. 12, 2017 adding more than 500 hotel rooms to the city: the 278-room Wharf InterContinental; 175-room Canopy by Hilton and extended-stay 238-room Hyatt House.

CityCenterDC: The 10-acre luxury mixed-use development adjacent to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is home to high-end shops and eateries. Phase 2 of CityCenterDC will see the $250 million, 360-room Herzog & de Meuron-designed Conrad Hotel open in 2019. In addition to retail, the property is expected to house a restaurant from Bryan and Michael Voltaggio.

SLS Luxe: The first SLS-branded hotel is expected to open at Fifth and Eye Street NW in 2019. The design-focused, 12-story, 198-room property will also have 59 SLS-branded condominiums in Mount Vernon Triangle.

Storey Park, the donut-shaped development coming to the site of the former Greyhound Bus station in NoMa (1005 First St. NE) will boast retail, a rooftop restaurant, office space, residential apartments and a 235-room hotel.

NOTE: We would like to thank for the support of our attendance to IPW 2017  to the US Embassy in Bucharest, US Commercial Service.

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